The deaths of a priest, a psychologist, and a young woman, all apparently due to natural causes, puzzle homicide Detective Donovan Burke. Were their deaths really due to natural causes or something more sinister?
Discovering that a bell was found beside each of the bodies, Burke searches for a connection between the victims, a search that leads him to Kristi Nelson. Are the deaths merely a coincidence, or is a clever killer roaming the streets of Des Moines? If so, is Kristi Nelson his next victim?
As the holidays come to a close and a New Year's Eve blizzard envelops the city, it's a race against time, but time is running out for Kristi. Fleeing for her life, she runs through the city's skywalks, unaware that down on the streets the police are in a race of their--a race to avert another winter kill.